Verizon Wireless Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month With Map The Soul Concert Series

Seattle, WA — ** Attend Show as a Guest of Verizon Wireless, Saturday, May23th **

** Meet Epik High at an in-store Press Conference, Sunday, May 24th

What: In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month (APAHM), Verizon Wireless is proud to sponsor the Map the Soul Concert Series featuring premier Korean hip hop band Epik High, Asian-American hip-hop sensation Far East Movement, and rapper Kero One.

Verizon Wireless is an avid supporter of the Asian American community throughout Washington, and is hosting this concert series to recognize the contributions of Asian-American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) to the entertainment and arts.

In addition to the concert performance Epik High will be present for an In-Store Autograph Signing Session and will be available for interviews upon request.

When/Where: Map the Soul Concert Saturday, May 23, 2009 Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., press invited to arrive by 6:00 p.m. The King Cat Theater 2130 6th Ave. Seattle, WA, 98121

In Store Press Conference with Epik High Sunday, May 24, 2009 1:00 p.m. Federal Way Retail Store 2125 S. 320th St. Federal Way, WA 98003

Who: Verizon Wireless spokesperson (In-language available as needed, with RSVP)

Epik High, a hip hop group from South Korea. Their music addresses serious social issues such as identity, discrimination, community, unity and change as a whole. EpikHigh has won major awards including Best Hip Hop Artist at the Korean Gold Disc Awards, and a tie for Best Artist of the year. Their song Fly, from their third album Swan Songs was a huge hit, claiming the #1 place on many Korean TV music programs and online music charts

Why: Verizon is sponsoring the Map the Soul Concert Tour (staging concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York). Verizon Wireless supports a variety of Asian American community, philanthropic and cultural events throughout the year.

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